Stephen Willats

Contemporary Programme

GEN/GEN: Generative Generations, October 2023

GEN/GEN: Generative Generations

VDU Transformation Series No 11

Gazelli Art House
39 Dover Street
London W1S 4NN
8 Sept - 7 Oct 2023


Stephen Willats - An Introspective, October 2023

Stephen Willats - An Introspective

Courtesy: Galerie Elisabeth & Reinhard Hauff, photo: Bernhard Kahrmann.

Galerie Elisabeth & Reinhard Hauff
Paulinenstr. 47D
70178 Stuttgart
15 September 2023 - 17 November 2023


If the Berlin Wind blows my Flag, Art & Internationalism before the fall of the Berlin Wall, October 2023

14 Sept 2023 - 14 Jan 2024
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestr. 128/129
10115 Berlin

Light: Works from the Tate Collection, October 2023

Light: Works from the Tate Collection

Visual Field Automatic No 1, 1964

The National Art Center
12 July - 2 October 2023

Nakanoshima Museum of Art
26 October 2023 - 14 January 2024

Living with Practical Realities, October 2023

Living with Practical Realities

1978 Living with Practical Realities, Panel 1

Collection Tate.  Currently on display in Room 17, as part of Modern and Contemporary British Art rehang, Tate Britain




Atlas of Modernity Exercises, October 2023

Atlas of Modernity Exercises

Variable Shift Machine No 1, 1963

Muzeum Sztuki



Attracting The Attractor, October 2023

Attracting The Attractor

Attracting The Attractor
Stephen Willats
May 2019
First edition published by Claire de Rouen in an edition of 500.
Available from:


Control Magazine Issue 21, October 2023

Control Magazine Issue 21

New issue of Control Magazine edited by Stephen Willats.
Contributors:  Helen Walker & Harun Morrison - They Are Here, Pete Clark, Lucie Kolb, Gary Bratchfod & Robert Parkinson, Rebecca Davies & Eva Sajovic - Peoples Bureau, Eliana Otta, Stephen Willats, Javier Calderon - Chalton Gallery£15 + postage
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Control: Publishing as Cybernetic Practice, October 2023

Control: Publishing as Cybernetic Practice

Stephen Willats interview by Sarah Hamerman, in Avant:



Wall Print, October 2023

Wall Print

1980 Wall Print

27cm wide x 30cm high.
Media:- Letterpress block on cloth paper with Letraline applied by hand.
Edition of 150 prints.
£600-00 + p&p
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At the end of the 1970’s Stephen Willats was working in the Märkisches Viertel in Berlin when he noticed the drawings made by children on the walls of the tower block in which they lived. The drawings were territorial, in that the children of each housing block made the drawings at the base of their own block, depicting a life which seemed to be in stark contrast to the modernist reality of their surroundings.
The Berlin Wall ran past the end of these housing blocks and Willats noticed that one of the children had drawn a small house on one of the walls.  It struck him that the drawing represented an archetypal family house with smoke coming out of the chimney as opposed to the reality of their tower block apartment, and he subsequently photographed the position of the drawing as seen through the concrete columns beneath the housing block where he was working and then he took another photograph closer up.   In Wall Print, the black line made by Stephen Willats connects the children's dream with the actual reality.

This wall print was made for an exhibition by Jurgen Schweinebraden in his gallery, East Berlin, July 1980

Night Portraits Limited Edition, October 2023

Night Portraits Limited Edition

Night Portraits, 1983

A limited edition of 24 images specially made for the exhibition: Inside the Night at Galerie Balice Hertling Paris and available from the Galerie
Galerie Balice Hertling
84 rue des Gravilliers 75003 Paris
Tel:  +33 (0) 9 79 42 96 99

Publications by Stephen Willats, October 2023

Several publications by Stephen Willats are available for purchase from the Control Magazine website.
For more information, visit:

and at the ICA Bookshop, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.  Tel: 020 7930 0493


Control Magazine, October 2023

Stephen Willats has been editing Control Magazine since 1965.  To order issues  - see the Control Magazine website: